National Park Service
The Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
A ten minute video presentation on the history of Great Falls Park is shown throughout the day. Check with the Visitor Center desk for schedules, or to request a presentation.
Stop by the Visitor Center desk for trail maps, the self-guided tour of the Patowmack Canal, local information, pamplets on nearby parks, and information on recreational activities. Volunteers and Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.
Explore a wide array of exhibits featuring the Patowmack Canal, geology, recreation, and the flora and fauna of Great Falls. An interactive children's room offers puzzles, coloring activities, and a hands-on exploration table.
Restrooms and a concession stand are located on the lower level. The concession stand is open seasonally from March to mid-November.
The park's bookstore is open during Visitor Center hours.
Did You Know?
Rapid snow melts and heavy rains have caused floods at Great Falls Park. Floods have helped to create the unique natural environment in the park. They are one of the reasons why several rare plant communities exist here.